I appear to be stuck on prednisone (~8mg) with few obvious options left. Has anyone here been on a low-moderate (say <10mg) prednisone use for more than 2 years, and if so, what effects have you seen? This dose is too low for moon face, night sweats/wakening and manic-ness. But, I have experiences back acne, stomach pain, and bone loss. Anything else to look forward to?
I know everyone has horror stories about pred. I'd like to keep this discussion to the effects of low-level, long-term use. And not to what side-effect are listed on the label (which is everything) but what people have experienced personally.
Symptoms diagnosed 4/07. Currently taking daily 8mg Prednisone, 100mg 6MP, calcium w/Vit D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), Fosamax (trying to build bones back up from prednisone effects), Retin-A (helps with back acne from prednisone use), probiotic, multivitamin.